Connor Coombes won 1st place in his P4 category and Abi MacCorquodale received a Highly Commended in her P5 year group. June Graham, A&B Road Safety Officer popped in to hand over their pictures with certificates and a £25 voucher for Connor to spend at Amazon. Well done to both of you
Exclusive and prestigious awards were presented to the children of John Logie Baird Primary School for their innovative and very professional films. A sell out event, and being the first school to utilise Helensburgh’s wonderful Digital Arts Centre ‘The Tower’, the children showcased their films to an enthralled audience of over 600 – the largest the Tower has hosted to date.
The cool angels from Barcaldine Primary School did God’s list of jobs at their nativity performance on Tuesday evening. A church full of family and friends joined in singing carols and taking part in a Christmas quiz and enjoyed a very entertaining evening. They especially enjoyed the creative use of giant cut out shepherds and kings on wheels to complete the scene. Our silver collection raised £74.80 for Text Santa.
The Nursery and P1, P2 and P3 of Dunoon Primary School performed their Christmas Nativity called ‘The Apprentice’ to family and friends in the last week of term. Both afternoon and evening preformances were very successful as the children performed to a packed hall. Well done to all the children and staff for their hard work!
Clachan and Skipness pupils entertained audiences in both schools with their wonderful performance of Snowwhite. The children had written an alternative Christmas ending and Santa Claus even made an appearance. The show also featured instrumental pieces and Christmas carols. Thank you to everyone who came along!
Shine Star Shine!! That was the message for our plucky little star who was trying so hard to shine to light the way to Bethlehem. The Assembly Hall at Kirn Primary was packed with parents and family members who had come along to see all the children from Primary 1, 2 and 3 perform this heartwarming version of the Nativity story.
All our children shone like stars!
We were all very excited to hear that Annie in Primary 7 at Port Ellen was the overall winner of the Argyll and Bute Road Safety Calendar Competition for her entry ‘The Lollipop Makes Cars Stop!’. This was some achievement as there were over 1400 entries. Her picture and slogan will now be made into calendars that will go out to all the schools in Argyll and Bute. Other winners included Braeden in P2 who came second in his age group, and Abbie, Sophie, Harmony and Charlet Rose who were highly commended. Well done all for doing so well!
Strone Primary P5-7 pupils were invited by Morrisons to go carol singing in the Dunoon store and entertained their customers over lunchtime with some traditional Christmas tunes. The pupils were raising money towards transport costs for their outdoor residential next April. Pupils from Strone Primary School also went shopping at Morrisons for their Christmas Party food, and used their Maths skills to work out the best deals for their budget.
Dalintober’s ‘Smarty Arties’ Options Group has been studying and modelling the work of famous artists and struck upon a wonderful enterprise idea! They made calendars depicting their own interpretation of some of the works and sold them for 50p each at the annual School Shows – raising £37.50 for their next project.
The children at Dalmally Primary have been busy preparing for Christmas. At the beginning of Christmas the children organised and sold a number of homemade Christmas craft items and raised an amazing £500 for school funds. This week the children took part in a hilarious musical production called “A Midwife Crisis” to a packed hall. Our youngest nursery children not to be outdone entertained their parents with a selection of Christmas songs.
Dalintober pupils and staff entertained three sell-out crowds with their ‘Winter Wonderland’ themed school show performances. The show featured dance, instrumental pieces and class performances of some well-known winter classics. Between the show entry fees and a raffle held by the school’s very supportive PTA, a grand total of £2152 was raised for school funds – Dalintober would like to thank all who attended and supported the events and wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Garelochhead’s P7 Class enjoyed baking delicious ‘Christmas Spiced Biscuits’ as part of their active learning in Maths. After budgeting money, planning the most economical recipes and then measuring out their ingredients, they produced fabulous biscuits to wrap and sell at our Christmas Fayre. Well Done.
Primary 5-7 at Rosneath Primary School enjoyed a fantastic Christmas Party today. What an array of outfits!! We danced traditional Scottish dances, threw in a mix of modern, Pass The Parcel, Musical Arms and delicious party food. The 2 hours disappeared so quickly and a very good time was had by all. Thank You to everyone who helped to make it a great success, especially the children.
The Christmas Story was retold by pupils in Primary 1/2 in St Andrew’s Primary School for an audience of family and friends. Pupils in P 2/3 helped out by warming-up the audience with some Christmas songs, providing narrators and designing posters to help advertise the show. The evening was concluded with the school choir, made up of pupils from P 4-7, leading a sing-a-long of Christmas favourites! It definitely helped put everyone in the mood for Christmas!
Lochgilphead Primary 5’s have been learning about life in 1914 and the First World War. They planned to turn their classroom into a museum for a day, but due to its success, it remained open for a second day! In the collection, there was some amazing memorabilia from home, alongside wonderful models made by the children. There was even a World War I trench dugout complete with bed and cooking stove. During the topic the pupils were learning to ask good questions, make notes and use their notes to create all the information panels for the museum.
All at St.John’s Church were delighted to have Dunoon Primary’s fantastic choir sing for them on Sunday 14th December at the evening service. The children were beautifully dressed in Nativity costumes and led the service with ‘Bells Ring Out’, a selection of songs and linking narrative. The confident, enthusiastic speakers told the Christmas Story to a packed audience of parishioners, parents and friends. The choir soloists sang beautifully and their voices filled the church and left the audience in awe of their talent!
Pupils of St Andrew’s Primary hand-made Christmas tree decorations to take part in the United Church of Bute’s Christmas Tree Decorating Competition. The theme for the tree was ‘The Stars in the Bright Sky Looked Down Where He Lay’. Decorations included stars made from dough, painted white and silver; silver paper snowflakes strung on white wool and pasta painted silver with smaller stars strung together. Figures of the Nativity were hand-crafted out of dough and sat beneath the tree, with a hand-made angel on top.